O'Brien (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game back with Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. A rib injury put O'Brien on the major-league injured list in May and the Marlins ultimately decided he was not worth waiting around for; they designated him for assignment June 20 to make room for Zac Gallen. The 28-year-old O'Brien cleared waivers and has since been cleared to return to active competition with New Orleans, where he is likely to play out the remainder of the campaign, with an outside shot at a September callup.
O'Brien (ribs) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. O'Brien had been on the injured list for more than a month when he was designated for assignment Thursday. He'll fill an organizational depth role for the Marlins once healthy.
O'Brien (ribs) was designated for assignment Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. O'Brien has been sidelined for nearly a month with a rib injury. Prior to landing on the shelf, the 28-year-old slashed just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games, so the Marlins decided to drop him from their 40-man roster rather than wait for him to get healthy. This move frees up a spot on Miami's 40-man roster for Thursday's starter, Zac Gallen, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A New Orleans.
O'Brien (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. O'Brien will be eligible to return from the injured list Friday and appears to be tracking for a return close to that date. It's not clear that he'll have a big-league role to return to once healthy, however, as he's hit just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games for the Marlins this season.
O'Brien was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left rib cage contusion Saturday. O'Brien is hitting just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games for the Marlins this season. Garrett Cooper (hand) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.